Tokyo born and currently Glasgow based visual artist Masaki Ishikawa predominantly uses postcards to inform his painting. The postcards he uses are often second hand, bought from the overlooked corners of eBay and other sites. Masaki feels the mass-produced front side, printed with typical travel experiences from the featured place along with the senders personal messages captured on the back intended for the addressee, hold a moment when a reproduction turns into an original form of souvenir.

Masaki graduated with a BA in Painting from the Musashino Art University in Tokyo (2019) and completed his Masters In Fine Art at GSA (2021). We featured his work in our highlight ‘Best of Scottish Art School Graduate Show 2021’.